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|music for cold, dark rainy days?|
lots of noise pop, shoegaze, no wave, and Unwound... what else fits?
Throw Aggi Off The Bridge
everything great about noise pop in 8 and a half minutes... I love each of these songs for different reasons (the chainsaw riff and punk rhythm section juxtaposed against the twee vocals of the t/t, the feedback intro of 'Can't Explain') but no one ever seems to talk about 'For Ex-Lovers Only'– which, for an inexplicable reason, reminds me watching the Rugrats very late at night when I was younger on my old TV– with its cascading guitars... how does the complete compilation compare to this? are the other tracks worth getting or is this the perfect distillation of the genre that I think it is?
Holding Our Breath
best complete work from Slowdive for me. nothing beats 'Catch the Breeze' and 'Shine', but 'Albatross''s pounding tribal drums and guitar washes come very, very close.
imo, Sonic Youth captured the perfect atmospheric combination of dread, longing, and I-dont'-give-a-fuck/I'll play what I want on this record, along with Kim Gordon's best vocal in 'Shadow of a Doubt'. their next effort, Sister, was a bit too inconsistent and grasping at straws, while Daydream Nation, their de facto magnum opus, despite the hype, is bloated, and doesn't quite capture the same energy as EVOL– or Bad Moon Rising, for that matter, which, despite its inconsistency and downright half-baked nature, manages to craft a MOOD; DD feels sterile in comparison. 'Expressway to Yr Skull' is the best SY track, bar none, but other highlights include 'Star Power', also containing a great Gordon vocal track and catchy af chorus, the absolutely incendiary 'Death to our Friends', and Thurston Moore's lurching 'Tom Violence'.
Leaves Turn Inside You
what hasn't been said about this record? the definition of the perfect swan song... I cried when the cutesy, dixieland music came on halfway through the final track, 'Who Cares', a few months ago because I thought about it playing over the PA as all the members pack up their gear one by one and not only walk away from this beautiful thing they created and nurtured together for a decade or so, but, even more heartbreaking, walk away from each other.
|Lovely descriptions. You got me at Rugrats, will definitely have a look at these. I like listening to downtrodden singer-songwriter music; the more defeated, the better. Julien Baker, Perfume Genius, Wicca Phase. Doubt they capture the atmosphere as well as these, though. |
|1 is certainly in my top ~20 releases of all time. impeccable, especially the t/t |
|Ocean of Noise|
|"their next effort, Daydream Nation"|
Sister comes after EVOL, dude. Love all three albums though.
|2 is amazing agreed, Shine is their best song imo|
|Loscil - Endless Falls|
Proem - Socially Inept
Black Wreath - A Pyre of Lost Dreams
Mournful Congregation - The Book of Kings
Bell Witch - Longing
Swallow the Sun - The Morning Never Came
A Bunny's Caravan - Draining Puddles, Retrieving Treasures
Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks
The Cure - Faith
|@Ocean... good catch, thank you, I have edited my description accordingly.|
@BlushfulHippocrene thank you for the kind words. let me know what you think of black tambourine!
|As for what else fits, The National and Have a Nice Life are probably the best cold dark rainy day bands I know.|
Carissa's Wierd - Songs About Leaving
S - Cool Choices
The Saddest Landscape - You Will Not Survive
Bedhead - Whatfunlifewas
Seam - The Problem With Me
The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
|Oh yeah Dead Can Dance too|
|the national  |
grouper - dragging a dead deer up a hill
marika hackman - we slept at last
actress - hazyville
|Nosferatu D2 - We're Gonna Walk Around This City...|
We Were Promised Jetpacks - These Four Walls
The Dear Hunter - Act II: The Meaning Of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
Brand New - The Devil & God Are Raging Inside Me